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i'm hosting several sites. they all have the same base theme that i need to install. I want to develop this theme and have them updated on all the sites simultaneously.

I have the following folder structure

 \ mytheme

   \ foo.com 
   \ foobar.com
   \ foosite.com

Would there be any issue with symlinking each site with my theme into each site's wp-config/theme/ folder? Not interested in multisite. Had to developed sites seperately.

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That will work fine - just make sure they all have read and write access to that shared folder. The symlink command should be:

ln -s

StackOverflow question: Can two different WordPress blogs on the same server use a common theme folder?

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Ah thanks for that. – chrisjlee Aug 4 '11 at 23:49

Or, do a multisite install -- the themes directory is shared by all sites and each theme can be enabled on a site by site basis.

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right. but that's not the question. – chrisjlee Aug 5 '11 at 4:15

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